We only accept poetry concerning disability by two
disabled individuals themselves, and those who are part of the disability
community such as a family member,
caregiver, special educator, or in some way connected to the community.
Submit one (1) to three (3) poems. Poems must concern a disability.
In your cover letter, include your name, mailing
address, email address, disability, or connection to the disability community,
and website, if applicable. Tell
us a bit about yourself and your disability, how you found Pentimento,
and the title(s) of your poem(s). Also in
the cover letter, include another paragraph of biography material, written in
third person, eighty-five (85) words or less.
In the bio, briefly list publications, other credits, and awards, if
applicable. Please also state your
disability or your connection to the community in your bio.
Your actual submission should be your poem(s)
in ONE document, each poem on a separate
page within the document. The title
of your entry uploaded to Submittable should be your first and last name, date
of entry, and the words “poetry submission”.
page of the submission itself, include
a header with the author’s name, disability, or connection to the community, your
complete mailing address, email address, and date of the entry.
We require submissions in
Microsoft Word (.doc) or (.docx), single-spaced in 12-point plain font
such as Times, Times New Roman, or Courier.